New appeal over murder of David ‘Les’ Ross

Les Ross
Les Ross

Officers investigating the murder of Corby man David Ross have today (Monday) issued a new appeal to the public.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin, who is leading the murder inquiry, said: “I have a team of experienced detectives working on this investigation, pursuing a variety of lines of inquiry.

“I am keen to speak to anybody who visited The Chocolate Shop in The Jamb at any time before 9am on Monday, December 17, the morning of Mr Ross’s death.

“We know the shop is busy before that time selling newspapers and the like.

“We need to speak to anybody who shopped there on the morning of Monday, December 17, or who parked outside, or close to, the shop.

“We believe some of these people will be unaware that they may hold information that is important to the investigation.

“Secondly, from CCTV in the area of The Jamb we can see a number of people going about their day-to-day activities and would like to quickly eliminate these people from the investigation.”

Mr Ross, known locally as Les, died as a result of an assault and was found in the Village Express Hotel in The Jamb at about 2.40pm on Monday, December 17.

Mr Ross was well known in Corby and was involved in the management of the Rubix club in the town.

He also worked as a taxi driver.

Anyone who has any information about Mr Ross’ death can contact officers by calling 101 and asking for Operation Lane, or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.